Journeyman Statistics in the US

The average employee age for journeymen is 41 years. The journeyman workforce reached a whopping 69,003 in 2020!

Among journeymen, we discovered that 14.5% of them are women, while 81.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among journeymen is White, which makes up 65.2% of all journeymen. Comparatively, there are 22.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Journeymen are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, journeymen are more likely to find a job in the construction industry.

From where do we know all information about journeyman demographics? We analyzed 25,264 journeymen resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Journeyman Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as journeymen. Keep reading to find out what the results for journeymen were.

Journeyman Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among journeymen is White, which makes up 65.2% of all journeymen. Comparatively, there are 22.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 65.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 22.4%
  • Black or African American, 7.2%
  • Asian, 1.8%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Journeymans

The chart below shows that 60.9% of journeymen speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.0% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 4.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 60.9%
  • French, 5.0%
  • Japanese, 4.3%
  • Carrier, 4.0%
  • German, 4.0%
  • Other, 21.8%

Most Common Degree for Journeyman

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for journeymen. The most common degree for journeymen is high school diploma. In fact, 34% of journeymen earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 27% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 21%.

Job Title
  • Certificate degree, 29%
  • Associate degree, 23%
  • High School Diploma degree, 22%
  • Bachelors degree, 18%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Journeyman Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among journeymen.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Journeyman Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the journeyman position over time.


Journeyman Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of journeymen changed.

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Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of journeymen based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Journeyman

By looking over 25,264 journeymen resumes, we figured out that the average journeyman enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 24%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Journeyman Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of journeyman employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of journeymen is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Journeymans with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, water softener installer and insulation worker have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Composition Floor Setter34%66%
Gas Fitter97%3%
Insulation Worker97%2%
Water Softener Installer97%3%
Water Softener Installer
Insulation Worker
Gas Fitter
Composition Floor Setter

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Journeyman?

Male Income
Female Income

Journeyman Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Journeyman Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$49,962
Bachelor's Degree$50,860
Some College/ Associate Degree$51,904

Journeyman Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Journeyman Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a journeyman can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of journeymen is $68,425. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Journeymen Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where journeymen earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are Journeymen Located?

    By looking through more than 25,264 resumes, we found that the most popular places for journeymen are TX, San Antonio and AZ, Phoenix.

    Number of Journeymen

    Where Are Journeymen In High Demand?

    We looked over job openings to determine where in the country journeymen are in the most demand.

    Jobs Openings

    Journeyman Employment Statistics

    This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ journeymen. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most journeymen is the construction industry.

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire journeymen.

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Journeyman Work In

    Employees with the journeyman job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most journeymen prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ journeymen. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and retail.

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